Monday, May 24, 2010

Chicken Porridge ~ Congee | 8 comments:





Lazy bones at work again!  This is another popular one-dish meal which I'm sure most of the readers know how to whip up in a jiffy ........ Chicken Porridge or Congee.






Easy to cook comfort food, light and refreshing .................... Slurp!

Ingredients
  • 450 gm free range chicken - chopped into bite size
  • 10 gm dried scallops - washed and set aside
  • 10 gm young ginger, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup Taj Mahal ponni rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp instant oats - cooked in 4 Tbsp hot water
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander and spring onions for garnishing
Seasoning for chicken  (Marinate for about an hour or more)
  • 2 tsps each of  - oyster sauce and Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp light soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp each of  - salt and sugar
  • Dash of pepper and some sesame oil
Preparation
  1. Wash the rice, add 4 cups of water and cook in the rice cooker in 'Porridge' mode.
  2. Once the rice is boiling and grains open up, add in the scallops, seasoned chicken and ginger strips.
  3. Mix in the oat mixture as well.
  4. Cook till the chicken is tender, add salt to taste.
  5. Ladle the porridge into a bowl, garnish with the chopped coriander and spring onions.
  6. Add in a dash of pepper and drizzle in some sesame oil.
  7. Serve hot.

8 comments:

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  1. and dried scallops....:-) You know that's my favourite, don't you?

    Yummy with some Youtiao.

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  2. I just cooked chicken porridge a couple of days ago. I normally just use the leftover bake/steamed chicken meat since the meat already so flavourful. That day I used the leftover 'dang gui' steamed chicken meat. Whoa, so aromatic! hehe...
    Hope you'll have a pleasant evening.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  3. I love one dish meal, simple and delicious.

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  4. Wow, you put so much condiments into your porridge...bet it's full of flavour. I cooked so much porrige for my boys when they were growing up till they got scared of porridge! Now they tell me please don't cook porridge unless they are sick!

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  5. I like to cook porridge when I'm lazy too, simple and so satisfying!

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  6. Haha....Cheah, you must be reading my brain. I have been craving for chicken congee this morning! I wish I have a big bowl now! I have to cook soon.

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  7. Exactly what I need now for cold winter morning. Makes a great breakfast.

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  8. Angie
    Mmmm ... I like dried scallops too, esp, if it's wrapped in yam paste like the wu kok.

    Kristy
    That would be tasty as well. Sometimes I'll buy the salt baked chicken and make porridge the next day, very aromatic!

    Anncoo
    Yes, easy job.

    Jeannie
    Ha, so funny. My kids were also taking porridge when they were growing up, with ground ikan bilis. But they still like porridge for lunch, once in a while, esp. the one with salted pork and yau char kwai.

    pigpigscorner
    Easy to cook but nutritious as well.

    Mary
    Yes, go and whip it up for your lunch.

    penny
    Nothing beats a hot bowl of porridge on a cold winter morning!

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